Sunday, June 24, 2012

Crocheted Bracelets

OK, so I was at Michaels yesterday and I was looking for some Swarovski crystal beads in neutral/natural colors.  Don’t bother looking, apparently they are not in big demand.  I walked past the Michaels lady doing a demo several times.  I figure I don’t need another craft (especially when I can choose from about a zillion ideas on my My to do list...someday or on my Makin’ Jewelry boards on Pinterest) so I didn’t even look at what she was making.

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So, anyway, there I was looking for some special beads for some earrings.  And I couldn’t find any…so I ended up looking at some premade bracelets and found the color beads I wanted.  Eventually the Michaels lady asked me if I found what I needed.  And that is when it happened!

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I looked over and she was making this really cool bracelet.  Hmmm, she had a crochet hook in one hand and beads on wire in the other hand.  That was the end of my resolve not to find another project/craft!

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I went and bought me some 26G wire and that was it.  I had the beads, and of course the crochet hook and the jewelry findings. 

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I made this one in about 20 minutes…it is three strands braided together and with the ends attached.  You could use a clasp but I found the bracelet is a bit stretchy and I decided to skip the clasp on this one and just add a charm.

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This pink pearl bracelet I made first…I used a clasp on it and thought when I first got it done that it was too small.  But once again it is a bit stretchy so I was able to “stretch” it to fit me!

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This one is very soft and romantic…

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Linking up to these great parties!

 

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26 comments:

Teje said...

Hi Ellen! Oh these are beatiful and look so interesting! Did you really crochet the wire with the hook? Always in summer I want to make somekind of jewelries so thank you for your great idea! x Teje

Thrifty Miss Smith said...

They are BeAuTiFuL! New follower from the Monday Mingle. Have a great week :)

Cassie {two-in-diapers.blogspot.com} said...

Those are really pretty! I wish I had that talent! Nice job! I'm happy to be your newest follower from Mom's Mingle and would love for you to follow me back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com! :)

Jen Sue Wild said...

So pretty I love the pearl one!

Delhia Roberts said...

Hi Ellen, those are bracelets are exquisite, the soft and romantic one is gorgeous! Thank you so much for adding your post to my Girly Monday link party :) Kind regards, Delhia x

Etcetorize said...

Neat idea! I really like the pink one, very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize!

Jill said...

Those bracelets are so pretty Ellen! Who would have thought to use a crochet hook to make jewellery!!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Lovely bracelets! I am amazed that it only took 20 minutes...that is great! I make jewelry, but don't crochet, so it would probably take me about 20 years....Very impressed♥

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

I love these! Especially the Red, White and Blue one! Unfortunately, I don't know how to crochet :/ I would like to invite you to share at http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2012/06/toot-your-horn-tuesday-1.html - Hope you have a blessed day!

Liz said...

Your bracelets really look great!! Liz

Highland Monkey's said...

The bracelets are so pretty especially the pink one, it so femmine.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

You've done it again! Those are fabulous! I love the patriotic one best!

Amy said...

WOW! Those look so neat! What a cool technique! I have all those things too, but I have to admit, I'm not sure quite how to do it...I know how to crochet, and I know how to make jewelry, but I don't know how to combine them, lol. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

Connie said...

always wanted to try this, yours are very nice. Thanks for linking with me!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Very pretty! I especially love that pearly bracelet :)

Christina Hermosa said...

These are wonderful! So patriotic!

Terry said...

Hi, Ellen!

Your bracelets are beautiful! I tried crocheting with wire a while back, but I found it a bit difficult. Do you have any tips that make it easier? I would love to try it again.

Terry

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I love this! I have no idea how to crochet, but I might have to learn how to make pretty bracelets like this. Yours is just so nice!

Take care,

Trish

Recipes We Love said...

Both of these are beautiful!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are incredible. I love them both. I need to learn how to do this!

AmieAnn said...

These are gorgeous! I can't chose which I like better and I just love the idea of crocheting with wire! Hope you post a tutorial on HOW to make them!
Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. I am featuring these tomorrow!
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Terry said...

Pretty AND patriotic, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I featured the R/W/B bracelet as part of my "Festive Fourth" features from my link party.

Liz said...

I made my own version of your bracelet: http://howling-liz.blogspot.nl/2012/07/jewelry.html
Thanks for sharing! Liz

Six Sisters said...

These are SOOO cute! Love them! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week's party! :) -The Sisters